Monthly Archives: January 2012

The “Money” Question at Border Control: A Tale of Two Countries

It was 7:15AM, and I was among the first to wait at the luggage claim area at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport after going through immigration. There was a custom officer not far away questioning a passenger loudly: “How much money do … Continue reading

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The First Day of the Year of Dragon

I slept through the first half of the first day of the year of dragon, when Google was busy updating its Doodles to reflect the Chinese new year. Beijing has been very cold recently and setting fireworks last night turns … Continue reading

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Fireworks at the New Year Eve

The eve of the year of dragon seems always more meaningful than other lunar years. I stocked up my fireworks one day earlier than before. Due to the safety concern, Beijing has significantly restricted the types of fireworks that can be … Continue reading

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The Eve of Chinese New Year

Today is the eve of the Chinese New Year. The year of Dragon. For me, the eve of a lunar new year also means a routine/traditional itinerary: setting out the fireworks, watching the New Year Gala TV show, and enjoying the hand-made … Continue reading

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Flims in January

I am not sure whether this has anything to do with ski resort. Whenever I am near a ski area, such as Denver, Boulder, Park City, and now Flims, Switzerland, within a couple of hours, my throat feels painfully dry, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

The first day of 2012. Happy New Year! Cannot believe this is 2012 already. The 365 days of 2011 feel just like yesterday. What is the best way to spend on this day? Well, for me, on the air. So … Continue reading

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